James M. "Jim" Paul

James M. "Jim" Paul


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Recognized since 2010

St. Louis, Missouri

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Labor Law - Management
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Jim has extensive experience in handling labor and employment law litigation in federal and state courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Justice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and several state agencies. He also regularly advises employers on all labor and human resource management issues in an effort to prevent or resolve employee issues before they escalate into legal disputes.Prior to his private practice of law, Jim served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ray Price, Jr. of the Missouri Supreme Court and then as a Missouri Assistant Attorney General. As Assistant Attorney General, he represented the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri Division of Labor Standards, and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights by enforcing state wage and hour laws, and discrimination laws. He also worked in Washington, D.C. on legislative issues for the late Missouri Governor Carnahan and has taught Trial Advocacy at Saint Louis University as an Adjunct Professor.

Location

  • 7700 Bonhomme Avenue, Suite 650
    St. Louis, MO 63105

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis, graduated 1995
  • Saint Louis University, graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Bar Association of Central and Southern Federal Districts of Illinois - Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis - Member
  • United Hebrew Congregation - Interfaith Outreach Committee
  • ABA - Section of Labor and Employment Law - FMLA Subcommittee - Subcommittee Management Co-Chair
  • Human Resources Management Association of Greater St. Louis - Vice-President of Administration

State Clerkships

  • Missouri - Supreme Court

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

252 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

93 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor Law - Management, St. Louis (2022)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, St. Louis (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management

Awards:

  • Super Lawyers (2008-2013)
  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell

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